Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 10th Nov 2012 01:41 UTC
Windows "Despite the fact that I've been using Windows 8 for the past three weeks, I somehow managed to overlook a rather stark feature in the OS: ads. No, we're not talking about ads cluttering up the desktop or login screen (thankfully), but rather ads that can be found inside of some Modern UI apps that Windows ships with. That includes Finance, Weather, Travel, News and so forth. Is it a problem? Let's tackle this from a couple of different angles." Hadn't seen them either - I don't use those applications - but this is pretty despicable.
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RE[2]: Comment by Drumhellar
by lucas_maximus on Sat 10th Nov 2012 11:34 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Drumhellar"
lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

Well, the ads are unobtrusive, and the apps they show up in are apps that have new content updated throughout the day, it doesn't bother me at all.

No ads are "unobtrusive" when you don't want to be force-fed these companies' shit, especially after you've paid a ridiculous amount of money for a piece of software. [/q]

You are aware there were adverts in ancient egypt.

Windows, that you have to pay hundreds for at retail, is adware. Who would've guessed? I think Lavasoft needs to push out a new version if they're still around that offers to wipe the disk clean if Windows 8 is installed because, after all, it's just a big, glorified, expensive example of what it's fighting.


Microsoft T & Cs in the app store is that you are allowed to define you own pricing architecture.

[q]Literally--for anything good that ever comes to Windows, there are dozens of major, major regressions.[\q]

No there isn't if the Application is built properly using the Windows APIs.

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RE[3]: Comment by Drumhellar
by Yehppael on Sat 10th Nov 2012 13:06 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Drumhellar"
Yehppael Member since:
2012-08-01

It's not the money. Fact is, any kind of ads, unobtrusive or not, still work. They might not work as well as a billboard outside your window, but they will.

Found this article from a while back, remember it had lots of interesting stuff.

http://mindhacks.com/2009/03/04/psychology-and-advertising/

The true problem is, one, they'll make loads of money.
Two, people will get used to it to a certain degree.
Three, the system is in place, meaning, you'll see other applications using it, not just Windows built in.
Four, they'll be making loads of money, meaning that system works, so, that means, with this new revenue stream, they'll stop selling Windows and start selling ads.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

How dare a business wants to make money.

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